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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"


Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Program Scope: The Veterans1 Cost-of-Instruction (VCIP) program was created
"in 1972. Tfti peak year of veteran enrollment in postsecondary education
*as 1976, when there were approximately 910,000 enrolled veterans eligible
for services. By 1981, the number of eligible veterans had declined to
212,000, and in the years 1982, 1983, and 1984 they leveled at approximately
200,000. Projections indicate that eligible enrollment is likely to fall
200,000 in 1985. (E.)

Types of Benefits Provided: Institutions receiving VCIP funds must maintain
~a full-time Office of Veterans1 Affairs and provide outreach and recruit-
rent programs, counseling and tutorial services, and special education
programs for veterans, with special emphasis on services for physically
disabled veterans, incarcerated, and educationally disadvantaged veterans.

The program is intended to provide improved and expanded services to veter-
ans enrolled in institutions of higher education. It operates as an
entitlement grant program: An institution is entitled to a payment of
for each of its enrolled eligible undergraduate veterans (Category I)
and to a bonus payment of $150 for each eligible enrolled veteran who has
been the recipient of certain Federal benefits designed to assist the
educationally disadvantaged (Category II).

Effect1veness:    Ho studies of program effectiveness have been  con-

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Mo funds were requested by the Administration for this program due to
the sharply   declining   number   of   enrolled   Vietnam-era   veterans,    and
the capacity of existing institution-wide programs to provide adequate,

appropriate services to this smaller number of veterans.

E.    Supporting Studies and Analysis Cited in Section C Above

Program Files,   Office  of   Postsecondary   Education,   U.S.   Department   of

Education, 1984.

F    Other Supporting Data

Ill*    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)

No studies of this program are in progress or planned.
Contacts for Further Information

Operations:    William J. Craven, Jr.  (202) 245-2806
Studies:    Robert H. Berls, (202) 245-7884ed,   compared to the   results   for the  students who received no